Nature, it’s not you, it’s me.

I’m a week into my Principles of a Sustainable Lifestyle class and I’m already over stimulated with positive ideas. Needless to say I’m very glad I’m taking this course. I have started reading a book entitled, “Cradle to Cradle” by William McDonough & Michael Braungart. I’m barely into it and already can tell it’s going to be a good influence. The book itself is lovely, made out of synthetic paper bound into a book format developed by book packager Charles Melcher at Melcher Media. It feels great and the print looks beautiful on the synthetic texture. My favorite excerpt from the book so far:

Consider this: All the ants on the planet, taken together, have a biomass greater than that of humans. Ants have been incredibly industrious for millions of years. Yet their productiveness nourishes plants, animals, and soil. Human industry has been in full swing for little over a century, yet it has brought about a decline in almost every ecosystem on the planet. Nature doesn’t have a design problem. People do.


Mc, Donough, William and Michael Braungart. 2002. Cradle to Cradle. North Point Press